Award-Winning Farmers’ Market Opens Very Soon
Founderand Bishop’s University professor Dr. Darren Bardati also unveils new Eastern Townships food research project The Lennoxville Farmers’ Market will begin its fourth season on Saturday, June 6 at the former coop building at 2882 College Street in Sherbrooke. Every second week until Thanksgiving, growers and artisans will sell local flavours and handmade items to anyone who wishes to bring the Townships to their palate or home.
Customers can expect to find the usual market offerings, including vegetables, honey, berries, certified meat, cheeses, artisan crafts and goat milk soaps, all locally grown and made.
This year is particularly special for the market, since its founder, Dr. Darren Bardati, an Environmental Studies professor at Bishop’s University, received the award for “Outstanding Achievement in Business Development” by the borough of Lennoxville this past February. The recognition highlights not only the tremendous progress the market has made, but also that “today, farmers’ markets are recognized for their value and contribution to the community,” Dr. Bardati points out.
“People are more concerned about their food than ever before,” he explains. “The supermarket offers mostly geographically-anonymous food. We offer what’s called “beyond organic”: food that is grown by farmers that customers know personally. The main draw for our customers is that direct relationship with the farmer.” In addition to running the market, Dr. Bardati will be conducting a research project called
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